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Sancerre, Sommet Doré - 2018

Item # 24385 750mL
$21.96 $16.96 / Single Bottle
You Save 23%
$263.52 $203.52/ Case of 12
You Save 23%
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Whether you're a seasoned Sancerre drinker or not, this is a fabulous example of a Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. It's classic in style: steely, dry with an abundance of minerals and citrus fruit.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite...

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